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16 Feb 2011   #1

Windows Seven Premium

I hope this is the correct forum for this topic?
Whilst I am shown as the administrator on my computer, when I try to copy files to my external hard drive, I am told I do not have permission to copy files to this drive. For permission, see the administrator.

Can someone please tell me, how do I give myself permission?


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16 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

This fine tutorial may help
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16 Feb 2011   #3
Julio Cortez

Windows 10 1703

Agree to what richc46 said: you may want to gain ownership/permissions on the folders you're trying to copy files into.

I'm having the same problem with an external drive of mine which was first used under XP, then under 7, then after I re-installed the OS (main disk failure) still under 7 but with a different user: now and then UAC asks me to authenticate when I try to rename/move/delete a file that was already there before I last re-installed the OS.
Never tried gaining ownership on the entire disk though, I might well give it a try :)
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16 Feb 2011   #4

Windows Seven Premium

Thanks guys, I will read the tutorial.Regards,

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16 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

May I also Suggest that you try with the System Administrator

warning   Warning
This is a True Administrator and can cause harm to your computer if the account is used Inappropriately

Note   Note
That you should NOT use this account for Personal use as all files are run as Administrator

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable For More Information

Hope This Helps,
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